EastEnders actress Anita Dobson to star in Annie at Wolverhampton Grand

By Rebecca Stanley | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

EastEnders actress Anita Dobson will star as Miss Hannigan in Annie when it comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre next year.

Annie Dobson as Miss Hannigan. Photo Matt Crockett Dewynters

The 69-year-old film and television actress began her career in the early 1980s with appearances in Up the Elephant and Round the Castle. She is best known for her role as Angie Watts in EastEnders from 1985 until 1988.

Following her stint in the soap she went on to appear in the likes of Red Dwarf, Rab C. Nesbitt, Dangerfield, Ghosts, Hotel Babylon, The Last Detective, Urban Gothic, Strictly Come Dancing and more.

Anita also had a career in music, and reached number four in the UK Singles Chart with Anyone Can Fall in Love, which was based on the theme music of EastEnders.

Annie Dobson as Miss Hannigan. Photo Matt Crockett Dewynters

The song was produced by Queen guitarist Brian May, who Anita went on to marry in 2000.

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, Annie follows the story of a brave youngster who is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. But spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search.

Annie Dobson as Miss Hannigan. Photo Matt Crockett Dewynters


With its award-winning book and score, this production includes an array of popular songs such as It’s the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

Annie comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from February 19 to 23.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me:


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star

UK & International News